NIACL Assistant Prelims 2018
NIACL Assistant Prelims is just round the corner with the exam being held on Sep 8, 2018. Only 18 days are left for the race towards 685 vacancies. Selected candidates will qualify for the mains exam which is on Oct 6, 2018. If cleared the mains exam and interview, they will be placed in different branches of NIACL across India. There is going to be a lot of competition for 685 vacancies. In fact, it is owing to the competition that the prelims is more of a rejection test than a selection test. The exam pattern for prelims is below:
|English||30||30||Composite time of 60 minutes|
Solving questions fast is passé
In total there are 100 questions which need to be solved in 60 minutes. Therefore, you get an average of 36 seconds per question. So basically the strategy should be to take a call within 15-18 seconds of reading a question whether to go ahead with solving it or to skip it. Remember that you need to clear different sectional cut offs along with a really good overall score. So solving questions fast will simply not do. You need to solve questions as fast as you can with high accuracy and taking a judicious call on which question to skip.
Mock Tests to aid your preparation
Taking mock tests on a consistent basis can help you outshine the competition. Mock tests simulate the actual tests when it comes to number of questions, interface, and difficulty level of questions by keeping past years’ papers in mind. You can take these tests on a computer screen (just like you are going to take the actual exam) and try different strategies on different tests. Use the best one in the actual exam and make the most of it.
Work on the Analysis
Once a mock test is submitted, you immediately get a feedback which gives detailed explanations of the questions you did incorrectly. You can point out where did you go wrong and ensure that this mistake isn’t repeated in the future. Also the fact that the analysis pinpoints the area where you didn’t do well in the exam. You can do more practice on that area to perform better in the next mock test. The analysis also tells you your rank and when you continuously practice more and perform well in mock tests, you can see your rank going up.
Now is the time
With a lot of competition, it is imperative that you practice more and get to know how to utilize shortcuts to the fullest. Remember, memorizing shortcuts is different from knowing when to use which shortcut. This skill comes with lots of practice and mock tests are the best tools for that. So what are you waiting for? Start taking mock tests now and get into the exam mode. There are several mock tests providers which allow the users to take the first test free of cost. We hope you use mock tests to your advantage and take the actual test with full confidence.